Melbourne (Bundoora) December ceremonies

Melbourne (Bundoora) December Graduations 2019

Monday 16 - Thursday 19 December 2019

9.30 am, Monday 16 December

  • School of Molecular Sciences / LIMS - all disciplines
  • School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences - all disciplines

9.30 am, Tuesday 17 December

  • La Trobe Business School
    • Accounting
    • Business (Accounting)
    • Business (Accounting and Finance)
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Financial Analysis
    • Professional Accounting

1.30 pm, Tuesday 17 December

  • School of Psychology and Public Health - all disciplines
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery - Alfred Clinical School and postgraduate

5.30 pm, Tuesday 17 December

  • La Trobe Rural Health School - all disciplines
  • College of Science, Health and Engineering (General) - all disciplines
  • School of Education - all disciplines

9.30 am, Wednesday 18 December

  • La Trobe Law School - all disciplines

1.30 pm, Wednesday 18 December

  • La Trobe Business School
    • Business (Event Management)
    • Business (Human Resource Management)
    • Business (Marketing)
    • Business (Sport Management)
    • Business (Tourism and Hospitality)
    • Engineering Management
    • Information Technology Management
    • Management
    • Marketing Management

5.30 pm, Wednesday 18 December

  • La Trobe Business School
    • Business
    • Business Administration
    • Business Analytics
    • Business Information Management System
    • Commerce
    • International Business

9.30 am, Thursday 19 December

  • School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport - all disciplines
  • School of Life Sciences - all disciplines

1.30 pm, Thursday 19 December

  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences - all disciplines

5.30 pm, Thursday 19 December

  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
    • Royal Melbourne Hospital
    • Austin and Northern clinical schools
    • Berwick (Chisholm Institute)

Important information about December graduation ceremonies

Register for your graduation ceremony as soon as you can – ceremonies will reach capacity

December graduation ceremonies will reach capacity - register as soon as possible to avoid missing out! This means you must register before your results are released.

Complimentary guest tickets

Make sure you add your two complimentary guest tickets to your basket when completing your registration. We are expecting to reach full attendance capacity so it is unlikely that additional unallocated guest tickets will be available. However, your ceremony will be streamed live online so your friends and family can see you cross the stage from wherever they may be.

For more detailed information on additional guest tickets, visit the ASK La Trobe website.

Registration refund

You must register for your ceremony before results are released to secure your spot at graduation. Be assured that if your eligibility changes due to your results, you will automatically receive a full refund.

Regional and Sydney students

Due to limited ceremonies, only Melbourne based and online students will be invited to attend December graduations. Regional and Sydney students will be invited to attend a ceremony at their local campus in 2020.

AHPRA registration and ineligible courses for December graduation

You can apply for AHPRA registration if you’re due to complete your studies this year but your course is ineligible for the December 2019 graduation ceremonies. For more detailed information, visit the website.

Ineligible courses for December graduation

There are a number of courses that due to their requirements have been deemed ineligible for the December graduation ceremonies. Semester 2, 2019 results for these courses won’t be finalised until after the cut-off date for the graduation registration. This is typical for courses with clinical / work placements, internships, assessments outside of the standard teaching period, withheld marks or special examinations.

If Semester 2, 2019 is your last semester and your course appears on the ineligible course list for December graduations below, we’ll send you an invitation to attend the next round of graduation ceremonies once you have officially completed your course.

See 2019 ineligible course list


Union Hall, Bundoora
Melbourne Campus

After you receive your invitation, you have three graduation options:

1. Attend this graduation ceremony in December

2. Graduate in absentia (without attending a ceremony)

3. Defer your graduation to the next graduation period

Note: If you do not choose one of the above options by the deadline on your invitation, you will automatically graduate in absentia. Graduating in absentia means you will not have the option to attend a ceremony, and you will need to request your testamur online after your original ceremony has concluded.

Before the ceremony

  1. Once you have received your invitation, complete your registration on the Reed website:

    - Enter your name pronunciation

    - Pay your registration fee

    - Reserve your complimentary guest ticket/s

  2. Check your ceremony date and time information on your Graduation Invitation email
  3. Check your award title and formal name is listed correctly on your Graduation Invitation email. This is what will appear on your testamur. If this is incorrect, please contact the Graduations Team.
  4. Ensure any outstanding fees are paid in full before you register
  5. Check your student email regularly for graduation updates
  6. Print out or screenshot your ticket and your guests’ tickets

On the day of your graduation

  1. Arrival time before your ceremony:
    • Morning ceremony - graduands are to arrive at Union Hall from 7.30am to be gowned. All graduands must be on-site by no later than 8.30am to allow adequate time prior to the ceremony.
    • Afternoon ceremony - graduands are to arrive for gowning from 11.30am.
    • Evening ceremony - graduands are to arrive for gowning from 3.30pm.

    Allow enough time for parking or public transport, so that you aren't delayed on the way.

  2. Dress in business attire as if you’re attending an interview. When you arrive, you will be directed to the Gowning area and the Gowning team will help you dress in your regalia, which will consist of a gown, a hood in your discipline colours and a trencher (or a bonnet, if you are receiving a PhD).
  3. Doors typically open forty minutes prior to the ceremony. Our ushers will show you to the designated seating areas. Note that guests will be seated in a different section to graduands. Guest seating is not reserved so arrive early to secure your desired row.
  4. You will be requested to present your tickets (and guest tickets) when entering the venue.
  5. The ceremony will run for approximately 60 minutes, and will include the academic procession, the occasional address, and the presentation of graduands.
  6. When your name is announced, you will walk across the stage to accept your testamur. The event photographer will take a photo of you receiving your testamur, which you will have the option to purchase after the ceremony.
  7. Light refreshments will be provided after the ceremony in the Eagle Bar.

For detailed information on La Trobe's academic regalia, visit the Academic Dress web page.


Reed Graduations provides the following services:

  • Studio photography
  • Graduation frames/plaques
  • Graduation rings
  • Flowers
  • Graduation giftware, graduation bears and/or other unbranded retail

Call within Australia: 1300 361 806
International: +613 9798 7199

Live streaming

A live stream of your ceremony will be available, so you can share this link with your friends and family so they can tune in and watch your Graduation ceremony live online. The video is also available online after your ceremony if you want to rewatch it later.

Graduations livestream

Special assistance

If you, or any of your guests, need special assistance at the graduation ceremony (e.g. wheelchair access, visually impaired assistance or a deaf/Auslan interpreter), please let us know via ASK a Question.

Venue parking

The nearest pay-as-you-go carpark to Union Hall is Carpark 3.

For more information or to see a map of the carparks, view our Carparking Guide.